BELPER'S BIGGEST BONFIRE

Start Date: 3 Nov 2018 18:00

End Date: 3 Nov 2018 21:00

Venue: Belper Meadows

Belper Meadows Community Sports Club

Promoting sport for all, with facilities for Bowls, Cricket, Tennis, Ladies and Men’s Hockey at Christchurch Meadows, Belper.

Fireworks

Dear BMCSC member,

A brief note on the recent Fireworks night staged through the efforts of many members from all the sections. The event was attended by over a thousand people who by all accounts had a good time enjoying the Fireworks and being roasted by the bonfire. Their enjoyment was down to the efforts of the volunteers from Bowls, Cricket, Tennis, Men’s + Ladies + Juniors Hockey, from the popular burgers, the delicious hot pork rolls and high profit margin hot dogs to the well run bar, with soft drinks and sweets to make sure no-one lacked for sugar. 

Attendance was down as reflected in gate takings and other sales, nevertheless some £7500 was raised which is a significant contribution to the Club’s finances, particularly as for once it does not come out your pockets or friends/family. This sum is also important when applying for grants, demonstrating that we are active ourselves. Those who came had a good time in a well-managed environment starting at the polite but firm gate staff, continuing with the marshals for fireworks/bonfire. Our one drama of the night was where some dead wood in the big tree did start smouldering, but the bonfire guardians dealt with it. The first aiders were not called into action, and the security staff had no action to speak of. 

A special mention to Richard Taylor who not only kindly donated the burgers + pork, but gave us his time and that of family members to work at the burger barn, which was also his! Thanks again to Roger Carter who provided much of the bonfire material i.e. the pure wood and for getting a digger in to pile it high.   

It was great to see all the sections pulling together with members aged 7 to 80+ getting stuck in to lay on this event. Well done all of you, and thank you for your gift of time, money, resources and know-how. 

Nigel Hooker, 
On behalf of Belper Meadows Community Sports Club.                                                       13thNov 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WE NEED YOUR HELP

The BMCSC Fireworks has in previous years raised as much as £12,000 used to offset the costs of running the club i.e. it is a benefit to all sections. To stage the event involves persons from all sections getting involved in the organising and running of the event. 

Bonfire 2018

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